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A product of alcohol can snap and rearrange the DNA in blood stem cells. il21/Shutterstock

Alcohol Found To Physically Break DNA In Stem Cells, Providing Potential Cause For Cancer

Scientists may have found the one of the reasons that alcohol can cause cancer. It is discovered that the hard stuff can lead to  irreversible damage to the DNA in some of human body’s stem cells, possibly demonstrating kind of a link between alcohol and deadly mutations. During the last decades, more [...]

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Low-Hum Therapy Seems To Counteract Alzheimer’s Symptoms In Mice

Low-Hum Therapy Seems To Counteract Alzheimer’s Symptoms In Mice

In the past two years, scientists have made some successful achievements in fighting off the suspected cause of Alzheimer’s in mice without using drugs. The first recommended technology applied light pulses to changing brainwaves and at the moment scientists believe it can also be attained with sound waves. A research [...]

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New Study Casts Light On Why This Photo Freaks You Out So Much

New Study Casts Light On Why This Photo Freaks You Out So Much

Some people dislike looking at pictures of clusters of holes. Obviously they have kind of trypophobia, a condition described as the “fear of holes”. However, based on a latest study, it is not linked with fear at all, in fact it is rather an instinctive reaction of disgust. Releasing their discovery in [...]

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DNA Marker In Blood Could Reveal Ovarian Cancer One Year Earlier Than Before

A group of researchers has discovered that ovarian cancer could be identified earlier more than one year due to a latest method of spotting DNA patterns in blood samples. The research was released in the journal of Genome Medicine,  by scientists from University College London. The team found a region of [...]

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A Virus Could Be Used To Attack Incurable Brain Cancers

For most people, it is quite easy to regard viruses as the sworn enemy. However, if their power are correctly utilized, they could be awesome companions in some sense. A recent study by the University of Leeds in the UK has demonstrated the way in which a virus could be [...]

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Scientists Reverse Huntington’s Disease In Mice Using CRISPR

Researchers have made some initial but promising achievements in a potential treatment of Huntington’s disease. With the help of such genetic therapy named as CRISPR, the scientists were capable of offering a permanent therapeutic cure to this condition in mice. Known as a fatal neurodegenerative disorder,  Huntington’s disease is caused [...]

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A Broken Heart May Cause Long-Term Damage To Your Health

It is found from a study funded by the British Heart Foundation that it is possible for “broken heart syndrome” to cause lasting damage to our bodies. Also known as Takotsubo syndrome in a technical term , it refers to the way in which a stressful event such as the death [...]

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Parkinson’s Disease Might Be Caused By Your Immune System Going Haywire

The journal Nature recently has published a study report providing evidence that Parkinson’s disease is closely linked to the immune system.   It is thought to be something known as an autoimmune disease, where the immune system of your own body  attacks healthy cells in a mistakable way. The death of neurons [...]

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Here’s How Much Your Life Expectancy Goes Up If You’re Rich

Although a lot of progress have been made in affordable health care, medical technology, and education, a latest research shows that there does exist a growing disparity in terms of the life expectancy between high-income and low-income people living in the United States. The study done by Brookings Institution demonstrates that poorer people [...]

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A baby boy has been born using genetic material from three people. DmZ/Shutterstock

The World’s First Three-Parent Baby Has Been Born

Recently John Zhang, a pioneering scientist, has made breakthrough in assisting a Jordanian couple to have a baby with help of the genetic input from a third party. The baby boy was born in Mexico on April 6 this year. In this country, there is no laws banning such procedure [...]

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